Wrexham Glyndwr University: GGJ22

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Open for entire 48 hours
Event Start Date: 
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 5:00pm
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Jam Site Description: 

Join the award winning game development team at WGU for the most experienced Global Game Jam site in Wales. Our Jam is supported by a team of experienced developers from both academia and the games industry. We will be hosting a live feed, Q&A and a interviewing development teams throughout the event.

This year, we are running a HYBRID site. This means that our 2022 jam site will be a face to face event but we are also supporting online participation using our official WGU Discord Community.
Before joining us on site, please be sure you have a facemask. We also recommend that you take a Lateral Flow Test.

Our Jam is open to ALL (attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult), and we also welcome jammers from across the world.

Event Schedule:

Opening Ceremony: Creative Industries Building, Room CIB108 (Also Streamed live!).

Friday, 28th of January, 2022

4.00pm – 5.00pm:  Registration Completion & Initial Group Chat
5.00pm – 5.30pm:  Official GGJ Introduction & Opening
5.30pm – 6.30pm:  Ice Breaker & Brain Storming

6.30pm Onwards... JAM!

Saturday, 29th of January 2022 (Day Schedule)

All Day!                   :  Continue with Game Development
3.00pm:                  :  Deadline for creation of Game Project on GGJ website.

Sunday, 30th of January 2022 (Day Schedule)

2.00pm – 3.00pm:   Testing & Debugging
3.00pm – 5.00pm:   FINAL UPLOAD deadline for your game on the GGJ website.
5.00pm – 6.00pm:   Game Demos & Playtesting

Feel free to contact us for more information!

Our Global Game Jam Sponsors:

Wrexham Glyndwr University

Wrexham Glyndŵr University is home to a multi-award winning game development programme team.  It is also boasts one of the UK’s top rated games courses based on student satisfaction (National Student Survey). We have an excellent track record for graduate employment with many of our students going on to work at the UKs most recognisable game studios such as Ubisoft, Rockstar, Travellers’ Tales and Rebellion. Our unique Business Accelerator empowers students to form start-up games studios supported by our specialist incubation centre. We work in partnership with organisations such as Games Talent Wales, BAFTA Cymru and the British Computing Society. WGU is also an official Tranzfuser Regional Hub supported by UK Games Fund.


Games Talent Wales

Games Talent Wales is a grassroots talent development program for the games developers, focused on university alumni and final year students. Annually, the programme supports eight companies made up of students from the two lead supporting universities, all of which launch their games at the EGX Games Talent Wales exhibition. Participating companies receive business support, grand funding, incubation space, and mentoring from top Welsh game studios as well as individual industry mentors. Games Talent Wales is backed by the UK Games Funds Tranzfuser and funded by the Welsh Government.

Visit the official Games Tales Wales site here.

Food Options: 
Access to food in close vicinity. Drinks and snacks provided on site.
Available Tools or Technology: 
High Spec PCs, UE4, Unity, Clickteam Fusion, Adobe Suite, Autodesk Suite
Who Can Participate: 
Age Restrictions: 
18+ only

Recently Uploaded Games

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